Spanning the years of his childhood growing up in a small terraced house on the outskirts of King’s Lynn in the county of Norfolk surviving the Kings Lynn Blitz as well as many childhood adventures, he writes vividly of his early life underscored by his undying ambition to fly.
Inspired by an early Fun Flight on the beach at Hunstanton with his father, Family tragedy is soon to strike leaving him alone to set forth on the fulfillment of his dreams.
Following many years of hard effort he becomes a flying instructor clocking up thousands of hours of flying time, but not without sacrifices of many kinds.
A serious air accident leads to many months in hospital , and as he begins the long and agonising road to recovery uncertain he will ever be able to fly again he is faced with a recuperation process that demands every bit of his resourcefulness as he is tested to his emotional and physical limit time and again.
An amusing sometimes hilarious biography for enthusiasts of flying whatever your background this is also the story of one mans brave fight against all the odds while retaining dignity and compassion.
‘There I was old boy, upside down with nothing on the clock bar the maker’s name.’